Kogi Police Command Confirms Killing of Kehinde Ajayi in Lokoja

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From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of Kehinde Ajayi by his friend who buried the deceased’s corpse at his house around Felele area, in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.

The Command’s Spokesman, William Aya who Confirmed the incident, told Our Correspondent that the body of late Ajayi has been recovered and investigation is on to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

Aya said that Men of the Kogi State Police Command have arrested a yet-to-be-identified man for the alleged killing while efforts are still on to apprehend others.

Our correspondent gathered that the middle-aged suspect allegedly killed Ajayi on Sunday, July 24, 2022, and secretly buried his corpse at his residence.

A source, who spoke to our correspondent, said the victim bought a Toyota Sienna vehicle with number plate LSD 228 HJ, and the suspect reportedly lured him to a location in the community to celebrate the achievement.

The source said after Ajayi, alongside the suspect and some other persons, left for the location, the victim was never seen again.

Ajayi’s family, while lamenting over his whereabouts, were said to have reported a case of a missing person at the nearest police station.

However, investigation into Ajayi’s disappearance in the community reportedly led to the arrest of one of his friends who gave useful information as to what happened to him.

The source revealed that after the suspect allegedly killed Ajayi, he went away with his car, adding that on Monday, he took policemen to his house, and showed them the location where he buried Ajayi’s corpse.

However, some youths who were angered by the development, started vandalising the suspect’s house after the police exhumed Ajayi’s corpse.